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Westland takes Flipkart to court over alleged copyright violation of Tripathi book

Tata Group’s publisher Westland has taken Flipkart to the Delhi High Court alleging that (pdf) Flipkart is violating copyrights and the IT Act by selling Amish Tripathi’s latest novel Scion of Ikshvaku on its platform. This was first reported by the Economic Times. According to the ET report, Westland claims that it signed a 2 month exclusive deal with Amazon to sell the book via Amazon. The Delhi High Court heard the matter and has asked Flipkart to respond by 4 August. Flipkart, allegedly, denied this violation by stating that it was only a marketplace connecting sellers and customers through its platform. A Flipkart spokesperson told ET that the Delhi High Court declined to pass a restraint order against Flipkart India or any of the sellers with respect to the sale of the Tripathi book. A similar situation had arisen when…

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